N.S. Harsha: Charming Journey at Mori Art Museum

Mori Art Museum

N. S. Harsha was born in 1969 in southern India's ancient capital Mysuru, where he continues to reside and pursue his artistic practice. India's fast-paced economic development and urbanization in recent years has also raised the international profile of its contemporary art, and over the past decade N. S. Harsha has presented his work at numerous international exhibitions. Simultaneously, he has carved out his own highly idiosyncratic place in the world by engaging frankly with the diversity of “life” around him, from the traditional culture and natural environment of southern India, to the everyday relationships between people, flora and fauna.
Encompassing Harsha's major works since 1995, this first mid-career retrospective will explore themes running consistently through his practice, such as the absurdity of the real world, representation and abstraction, and repeating images. The exhibition will be one in a continuing series of solo exhibitions at the Mori Art Museum featuring mid-career artists from Asia, while showcasing contemporary art from rapidly developing nations and regions such as China, Africa, India and the Middle East.

4 February 2017